A very important, path-breaking report on radioactive waste was released in Berlin yesterday, at an all-day press conference* held at the headquarters of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, major sponsors of the research that informs the content of the study, titled World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR).
David Lowry’s Blog 12th Nov 2019 read more »
Seventy years after the nuclear age began, no country has built a place to safely store its waste, a report published this week warns, raising concerns for governments mulling nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. More than 60,000 tons of highly radioactive waste in the form of spent nuclear fuel rods are stored in interim sites across Europe, according to the World Nuclear Waste Report, some in old facilities that are running out of capacity and are expected to be used for decades longer than planned. Finland is the only country building a permanent repository underground for nuclear waste that emits large amounts of radiation for tens of thousands of years, according to the report published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation — which is affiliated with the German Green party.
Deutsche Welle 13th Nov 2019 read more »